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the white house had to reverse course anding a knowledge that president obama did in fact know that his uncle lives in boston, his uncle who was cited for dui and had it fight deportation, the president is fighting more criticism of his management style. they say the president rarely, if ever, had a private meeting with katherine sebelius. she took responsibility for the obama care snafus. the white house has not said how many times sebelius did sit down face-to-face with the president. earlier i asked how this report reflects on the white house, the president and his management style. >> i was surprised this week when the president told chris matthews in an interview that he really didn't think he had to reflect upon his management style, everything was fine in the white house, the real problem was the fact that we have such large signatuagencies government, big bureaucracies, it's hard to get things down. he's the chief executive. he's had five years to address that issue if that's what he thinks. if he thinks a bureaucracy is a problem like this, why did he assign the health care iss
you his remarks live. president obama to speak from the white house in just a few moments. let's bring in nbc's andrea mitchell. such a full life led by nelson mandela. if you could speak about the escalating international pressure to release him back in 1990, what was that like? this must have been a real global effort. >> it was indeed. it began before that. during the reagan years, initially president reagan is very much against apartheid and he was led to the position finally of opposing apartheid by george schultz. a rising star and a strong presence on foreign policy than a senator from indiana. there was a global push for this from faith leaders and from anti-segregationists here in this country. we heard just now the secretary general of the united nations that no one has done more. no one in our era and generation has done more to fight discrimination than the moral leadership and example of this man who suffered for 27 years yet came out of prison with his wife winnie at his side and she has been imprisoned for 18 months at that time. in the anc, they came out of prison and m
. >> president obama speaking at the white house just a few minutes ago with his moving tribute having heard the news that former president mandela has died. by james robbins, our diplomatic correspondent who spent several years in south africa. what is your memory of the time that you were there? >> my strongest memory is of the immense privilege of being in cape town on that sunday in february him in 1990 when nelson mandela walked out. it was of course the most important moment in my journalistic career. you have to remember, if i can take people back in their memory, this was a man, people have hardly seen any pictures of him. his image was and. it was not lawful to have an image of nelson mandela. people were sent to prison for having a photograph of him. he had been suppressed. he finally made that walk to freedom. the very next day, i remember sitting in the garden at the first conference that he gave and i asked him quite simply, what surprised you most as he made that walk to the prison gates and he said, it was a number of white people that have come out among the huge crowd. that
. >> reporter: president obama, attending a hanukkah reception last night at the white house, remembered mandela as a champion of human rights. >> a moral giant who embodied the dignity and the courage and hope. and sought to bring about justice, not only in south africa, but i think inspire millions around the world. >> reporter: those millions, moved by mandela's long walk to freedom. imprisoned for 27 years. he became a global symbol of the fight against apartheid. from his tiny cell, mandela rallied millions against racism and injustice. in 1990, the south african government, under heavy pressure at home and from around the world, released mandela, and began dismantling apartheid. >> never again shall we be that this beautiful world will have the spirit, the oppression of one by another. >> reporter: south africa will hold a memorial service in a 90,000-seat stadium. the white house says president obama plans to attend. john and diana? >> tahman, president obama said he was inspired by nelson mandela. what impact did mandela have on the president's life? >> reporter: huge impact. he met nels
president barack obama's paid homage to one of his peers at a special address at the white house for now. let us pause and give thanks for the fact that nelson mandela left. the man who took history. in this dance. and at the arco more universe. for justice. does your name from a prisoner torre president. embodied the promise that human beings and countries. the change for the better. god blesses memory. and keep them in peace. un secretary general banking maine is also a paid his respects freedom still working. i'm falling he said them. by the casino this in montana. this in mind that i was a triumph for justice and the tone for the human experience. daniel rode along route one which he introduced by his dissent is stubborn for human dignity keep the twenty two and three down to touch all blacks around the well of the net with hamas in order to honor the life of nelson mandela and then he touched the world not long off to the news broke of mind of a staff that case began to appear at the fate of his statue in parliament square in london british prime minister david cameron to eat it. th
. congress is rather divide. there's a lot of opposition to president obama within the house republican conference. they do not make him arise easy. we are in a unique time in history where no one is really able to get along or to agree on any of the big things, and really, even a lot of the smaller things. one last point i would make is that a lot of republicans say theiro not think measures should be not in passing bills, but trying to defund the health care law would be more productive. host: thank you for joining us this morning. guest: thank you for having me. >> on update on the defense bill. then the house meets at 5:00. on the agenda, requiring a study of state child abuse penalties. >> i got upset with the they coveredause my mental health work the first few meetings i had, and then they never showed up anymore, and one day i was walking in the downstairs floor in the white house and met this woman who was one of the press people. nobody ever covers my meeting. she said, is not just a sexy issue. we toured the country, found out what was needed, developed legislation, and past
will get help at a later time. >> reporter: the white house confirming president obama will soon become a customer of obamacare signing up using the federal plagued federal explaining. when that happens whether there are live cameras in the room have not been stated. so we thought it would be interesting from you today, what do you think? president obama has an issue signing up for health insurance? send us a tweet @billhemmer and martha maccallum. martha: i don't think there will be a live camera when he tries to sign on. martha: the holiday shopping season could be a whole new ballgame. this is very interesting. overall sales are down. but sales figures show that online retailers are surging this holiday season and they are beating out the regular old stores. amazon.com reporting sales up 44% from last year. think about that. e-bay is up 32% year over year. ibm reports sales rose 18%. with people spending $2.2 billion on cyber monday. people are shopping online and they are shopping from their ipads and phones. this looks like a remaking of the retail sector in many way. >> reporter:
country's leaders past and present. we heard from president obama last night. let's go to the white house now and hear from brianna keilar. this was a personal moment for barack obama who talked about the influence of nelson mandela when he was a young man. >> reporter: that's right, john. it was just huge. president obama was 19 years old when he first got involved with the anti-apartheid movement. the first time he gave what being call a political speech was back in 1981. he was a sophomore at occidental college when he spoke out against apartheid. for president obama, nelson mandela was a personal hero and personal idol who struggled his earliest ambitions. >> i am one of the first who grew inspiration from nelson mandela's life. my first political action, the first thing i ever did that involved an issue of policy or politics was a protest against apartheid. >> reporter: they met in person only briefly in 2005 before obama became president. the two leaders, each standing in history as the first black president of his nation, spoke occasionally by phone. president obama penned the forw
be destroyed by the middle of next year. >>> the white house is in full holiday mode. first lady michelle obama showing off the decorations. the visitors the next two weeks will be treated to the portuguese waterdogs ornament made out of black satin ribbons. one of the real first dogs sonny got a little excited yesterday knocking down a 2-year-old girl visiting from alabama! can you believe it? this is like the biggest white house scandal? no. >> look at that! >> that is the one where it looks nice. the next one, she ends up on the ground. >> she has a lasting memory there. they are all talking about it. >> the dog is bigger than she is. >> there she is on the ground! he decked her! >> he did not deck her. just a big dog. >> george w. bush had barney. >> she gets a hug from the first lady. it's all better. all better. >> i hope that girl doesn't have bad dreams of that nasty dog. >>> coming up, a celebrity chef airing her dirty laundry in court. lawson is opening up about her drug use and got to say a whole lot more as she tries to prove two sisters swindled her out of a million dollars. we are
and the remaining africans. >>> president obama joined leaders around the world in mourning the death of nelson mandela. the white house says the president and the first lady will travel to south africa to at ten the state funeral. the two met in 2005 when obama was a senator in illinois. the president travelled to south africa in june but he was too ill to meet with mandela. libby casey joins us now. >> gratitude and so much remembrance has come pouring in from all over washington. president obama recalled how as a young man he was first inspired to political action back in college by going to an anti apartheid rally. and he talked about the role model that mandela. the president yesterday remembered his words that nelson mandela said he wanted to see an ideal, a society where there was democracy and freedom for all. >> nelson mandela lived for that ideal, and he made it real. he achieved more than could be expected of any man. and said he has gone home. and we have lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings with on this earth. he no longer belongs to us. he
the new york stock exchange. >>> let's head to the white house now because this is good news for the obama administration, it comes on the heels of all the bad news about obama care. brianna keilar is at the white house this morning. good morning, brianna. >> reporter: good morning to you, carol. this is positive news for the obama administration. we don't have official reaction yet, that normally comes later generally in this hour so we'll be looking to are that but i think the read -- we've been through so many reports i think we have a sense of what the reaction will be, this say positive trend, still more work to do and you said carol, this allows president obama to focus on the economy, something he already tried to do this week in an address where he outlined new economic initiatives like the minimum wage, like increasing investments and infrastructure and education, so this gives him a little fuel to do that as the rollout to obama care has been so rocky. this is certainly something the white house is welcoming here. >> we'll check back. brianna keilar live at the white house this m
in the office, 225-4510. >> well, the president says republicans don't have ideas. is that true? house majority leader eric cantor joins us. >> good to be with you. >> do you have ideas? >> absolutely, and the president knows we have ideas. in fact we go back to 2009 the obama care law was passed. all the republicans in the end voted against that bill, but we voted for our alternative. and in fact, the alternative that we had was even enjoyed a congressional budget office score which said that our plan would actually lower the cost of premium, unlike obama care. >> why is the president saying that? he says it yesterday in his speech, he says you have no idea, no alternatives. >> it's more of the same that we've seen from this president in the white house. it's my way or the highway and the public should just accept it. and that's really been the attitude that this white house has been b and people are hurting now. those of us in the republican conference in the house really want to help people with their health care and unfortunately, we know that obama care is just not ever going to get there.
's beau and sunny. they are in big trouble. they are in the dog house. [♪] martha: sonny, obama got a little too excited at an event at the white house for the holidays, knocking ashton garner over. you okay, sweetie? you can see michelle obama had a firm hand on that dog after that. she helped her. she's okay. up we go. all was foregiven. she got all those fancy pastry thes and cookies. the baker at the white house does a great job with it. bill: we are saying sonny is in the dog house at the white house. it could be worse. the 2014 ad hitting democrats using nancy pelosi's own word against her. >> we have to pass the bill so you can find out what's in it. i stand by what i said there. when people see what is in the bill they will like it, and they will. i don't think you can tell what will happen next year. but i will tell you this, the democrats stand tall in support of an affordable care act. democrats stand tall in support of an affordable care act. democrats stand tall in you a spefort an affordable care act. bill: that at has been put out by americans for prosperity. frank lu
is the study behind this. they looked at obama's white house calendar. they took a look at all the dates and where he was, who he met with, as steve just said there was no one on one meeting. a representative from the accountability office had this to say on hannity. >> you can look at any president -- george w. bush, richard nixon, ronald reagan, bill clinton -- you look at their calendar and you can see what's important to them. even if you don't know anything about what was going on at that time, look at that calendar and you'll see what their priorities are. in the case of president obama, if you look at his calendar, there is no evidence whatsoever that is focused or has much interest in health care at all. >> they say that -- they went on to say they have a list of all their meetings. 277 private meetings with 16 other cabinet members. 277 with 16 other cabinetmakers -- cabinetmakers, they pretty much make their own cabinets in the white house. so that just shows a lack of focus, a lack of interest. it remind me of the fact that i remember when james woolsey was the director of the
. what could cause the price >>> president obama back at the white house right now after a brand-new interview at a local university. >> chris matthews, host of "hardball" is here to talk about his exclusive interview. >> you played hardball with the president down from our station. we imagine you talked about health care. >> i did. i got the question people are really asking. the poll numbers are down everywhere. it's a sense the government isn't being tightly controlled. people aren't getting follow through. getting it executed was a problem. i asked what the management system is. i asked him about, you know, this dysfunction in washington, it's the number one concern right now. politicians can't do their job and compromise. we are under strict -- in terms of his words. he was wonderful, when i heard the speech, it seemed parallel to what pope francis is saying with economic justice, especially the poor people. he was really, i'm sure he never said this before. he started talking about what it meant to him and what he's in politics for and why. later on, he gave a portrait of p
elected a republican congress in the house because of obama care. we're going to basically get another shot here of winning a senate on the same issues, so three senate seats today that are open. another three or four that are vulnerable and we need to pick up six seats. if we do, the game has changed dramatically. >> this powell, 81% of respondents believe the law should be changed or repealed. let's just work with changed since that's probably easier at the moment. it's impossible for me today not to look through the lens of nelson mandela, but is there any way that the white house and republicans could ever just come together and figure out how to fix this thing? >> well, i would hope they would and certainly that is the legacy, the enduring legacy of mandela, which is compromise rising above your circumstances, but i think this president has picked a very different strategy. he is going to double down on obama care and he is going to attack the republicans and let's be clear while the democrats have huge political liabilities, the republicans have lower ratings and are seen as the
of the obama family showing too much puppy love in the white house. >>> and next half hour, don't forget about the morning glass of orange juice. how about taking a shower with it? it is the latest health trend. the vitamin c shower. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues af ♪ >> classic. love that song. >> even in the barking fashion. >> yep. >> what do you get when you mix jingle bell holiday spirit with a bouncing new puppy. >> at the white house it wasn't canine carolling but it added to the festivities. the first lady kicked off the holiday season at the executive mansion. and of course anything involving a puppy usually makes it "our favorite story of the day." here's mary bruce. >> reporter: someone maybe a little too excited for the holidays. sunny, the newest member of the obama family, joined the first lady and children for holiday cheer. bounding with excitement, her first christmas at the white house. she got too rambunctious for this toddler. with a hand from mrs. obama and a kiss from sunny, the tiny tot was just fine. the first lady welcome
of the dodd-frank regulations. and president obama at the white house hanukkah reception. later, the democratic steering expiring hearing on unemployment benefits. span, washington journal looks at the mission and role of the national institutes of health. starting live at 7:30 eastern with director francis collins on the medical research priorities. future projects and the impact of sequestration. at 8:00, allergy and infectious diseases director anthony fauci followed by derek green director of the national human genome research institute gave at 9:00, harold varmus. at nine: 30 come i look at the national institute of mental health with director thomas in cell -- thomas insel. all with your comments live on c-span. >> the alliance for health reform will host a discussion on how medicare costs will be patient by new hospital bus vacations. you can see the discussion friday starting at 12:15 eastern on c-span two. and on c-span 3, formal utah governor and presidential candidate jon huntsman and former indiana governor and senator evan by will talk about bipartisanship. >> i am
on a fiscally sustainible path for the long term, >> remarks by president obama at the white house hanukkah reception. that is followed by french opposition leader on the european debt crisis and other issues. alliance for health reform will host a discussion on how medicare costs will be affected by new hospital nation classifications. you can see that discussion friday on c-span 2. span 3, former utah governor jon huntsman and former indiana governor will talk about bipartisanship. >> i am a combat vet. i served in the navy for seven years before i was medically retired. hands andboth of my had to have my hands rebuilt. i am 100% disabled. my life expectancy is less than two years. my husband is my primary caregiver. i do not need anything from the v.a. any longer. my claim took four years to adjudicate. the entire claim was submitted fully developed in its entirety before i was even discharge from the navy. -- we are here to make sure the panel will understand are notes like my own isolated. i have dealt with almost 1000 cases in the last six months of who are dealing with complex claims
by to hear from president obama. he will be walking into the briefing room over at the white house, going to the microphone and speaking about a man he so deeply, deeply admired over so many years, president of the united states will pay official respects to nelson mandela and what he did. christiane amanpour is watching the reaction pouring in. we shouldn't be surprised, 95 years old, christiane, we were all bracing for this day. it has now happened. >> reporter: yes, i think people were dreading this day. people obviously were bracing for it. you know, we had a terrible scare about his life and his health back in march. people thought that he was, you know, had departed or was close to departing back then. luckily, he didn't. he has obviously been very well looked after and his last days and months have been surrounded by his family but there was a very big scare and everybody is dreading it because you know, who next, who next, who matches this kind of leadership, this kind of courage. this kind of transformation of a man and a politician who started as a lawyer, who was a boxer, even,
: as the white house spends the next three weeks trying to convince americans there's more to obama care than the fumbled rollout, a powerful ally talked to cnn espanol. >> i don't think you can find anybody harder that went out of his way to explain the bill more than i did. >> reporter: he's smoothing over tension lingering from this. >> the president should honor the federal government made to those people and let them keep what they got. >> reporter: when he publicly urged obama last month to keep his promise about his health care law. for clinton, the issue hits close to home. >> i have a lot at stake here personally for the work i've done for health care and the work i tried to support. and hillary does, too. we've been working on this health care thing for 20 years. >> reporter: president obama will be speaking at a youth summit on the affordable care act. chris, as you know, young people are key to this. they're si their signing up, is going to offset, that's the plan anyway, older americans who are more costly to care for. >> absolutely. brianna keilar at the white house this morning
. the white house said out of respect for him and his family they were not going to have the obamas a go and meet him. instead he took his wife and daughters to nominee's cell on robben island. he said it was a privilege and honor to be there. the first and only time they met is right after president obama was elected senator in 2005. it was at a hotel here in washington. the president and then senator was not on nelson mandela's schedule but he stayed strong and persevered and he got himself on that schedule. they had a brief meeting and there is an iconic photo take than day by one of the president's aides and that photo hangs in the west wing. >> the only photo that exists of that meeting, by the way. karen travers reporting live from washington. thank you. >>> mandela died at his home surrounded by his youngest daughters who were in london at the time attending a premier about of a film about his life. they asked the film be played until the end. the audience which included prince william, was only told that mandela died as the credits rolled. the marquee lit up in his honor. new yor
obamacare. if they're able to win the senate and hold on to the house, obama will be a very lame duck for his last two years in office. let's bring in juan williams, our fox news political analyst. the first question for you juan, what do you think about his op-ed there? >> i think that is on target, jon. i mean look, right now as doyle points out, republicans have focused on obamacare. they have 80 plus percent of republicans unified behind opposition to obamacare. as you know, there are a lots of disputes within the party on lots of social issues, budget, all that, but not when it comes to obamacare. so now, they're trying to expand that to independents. again, when you look at the poll numbers, independents not sold. very much in fact dissuade by the president's performance in the rollout of the websites. so he lost among independents. he is losing some among democrats. and that's where republicans see an opportunity. jon: i want to take a look at the numbers. we'll get those up here shortly but the department of health and human services back in september put out an estimate of wh
is the white house's take. >> reporter: there is a paint by numbers aspect ever since the obama administration took office. yes, the unemployment rate has largely gone down. private sector employment has increased for two years running now. the white house will say its good news but there is more work to be done. that's what they said today. the better the economy improves, that gdp rate that came out and shocked everything in the third quarter. 3.6% growth. that's nearly rebust but not near full employment strength. >> i think we just lost mike. we did. my apologies. still ahead on al jazeera america. the latest on the wintery blast causing problems in several states. >>> and trying to keep a deadly conflict from growing worse. plans to stop a slot center africa. that's next. >> bitter cold ice and heavy snow battering the southwest. thkentucky is experiencing real problems on the road. take a look at these pictures. in texas at least 180,000 people have lost power. mark snyder has the latest for us in dallas. >> here's a taste of what it looks like most of the day. here american airlines age
president obama coming off the white house announcement that the health care website is mostly fixed will make a new push today to get more americans enrolled in insurance. the white house is really racing against the clock now. >> reporter: that's right. and, george, this is a big, new p.r. push beyond just trying to get more people to enroll. the white house is trying to turn public opinion on this by reminding people of what they say are the benefits of the health care law for everybody. things like ending discrimination for people who have pre-existing conditions. and expanding coverage to millions of people who never had health insurance. and there will be a political component to the president's message today, and this push that you will see virtually every day for the next three weeks. he's going to be saying and the white house will be saying, the republicans simply have no alternative to this health law. >> you saw the website working at a much higher capacity yesterday. but still, a lot of bugs that could surprise people as they enroll. >> reporter: yes. and one of the bigg
the nelson mandela statue right there in washington. the white house flag at half-staff right now, as well. last night, president obama likened mandela to abraham lincoln when he said mandela belongs to the ages now. giving us a sense of what human beings can do when they're guided by their hopes, not their fears. >> that conviction, too, george, apparent throughout his singular life. evident in his final communication. a final tweet, in fact, from nelson mandela's account. and it does resonate. a real leader uses every issue, no matter how serious and sensitive, to ensure that the end of the debate we should emerge stronger. >> he said his 27 years in prison made him stronger and more mature. and we have much more coming up on nelson mandela, as well. >>> we're also tracking the huge ice storm this morning. more on that in a minute. >>> let's get to south africa. you see the black car carrying mandela's coffin right there. it's going from johannesburg to pretoria. it's draped with the south african flag. abc's alex marquardt is in johannesburg right now. good morning, alex. >> reporter: g
a commuter trail to derail in new york city. four people were killed. right now, the white house is giving the new and improved obama care website some positive reviews. the obama administration says the healthcare.gov site is running smoothly for the vast majority of users. >>> and right now, president obama is getting ready for a speech marking world aids day. activists are calling for more money to combat hiv
of president obama. several allies of the white house, kevin from louisiana on hours port line. i am actually for the drones for one big reason. we used to be the king of technology in america. forward.want to move for our country to move forward in the technology world, we need to challenge ourselves. back in the 50s the space shuttle was not even thought of but that is where the ideas came from. have goto use what we to move forward. everybody is going on complaining about how that money can be used to prove summary different things. host: someone mentioned privacy being wanted, airspace being another. there is always going to be some sort of issue. it doesn't matter what it is. if we don't move forward and stop being afraid of our own shadow, we will never get out of the recession we are in. the vice president is in asia to talk about many issues today. one of them is being concerned about the airspace issue going on between china and japan. "the new yorkn times" this morning, saying -- "the wall street journal" takes a look at stories in afghanistan. it says -- another story concerning af
are talking obama care with kentucky governor steve bashir today, part of the white house's new push to sell the health care law. bashir's state is considered an obama care success story. >>> how about this at number five an early working draft one of bruce springsteen's biggest hits going up for auction today, it is the handwritten lyrics sheet to "born to run." it's estimated to bring in $70,000 to $100,000. we always update the five things to know so go to newdaycnn.com for the latest. kate, over to you. >> thanks, michaela. >>> a desperate effort is under way to save an american man being held in abu dhabi. shezanne cassim and his friends arrested over a parody video they made and posted online. here is more of the story. shezanne cassim is behind bars in abu dhabi for this. >> home of the deadly satwa gs. >> reporter: a parody video the 9-year-old from minnesota posted online. in it, he pokes fun at a clique of teens trained in a fictional combat patrol to control the streets of dubai. the 19-minute video begins with a disclaimer explaining it's fiction, portraying themselves as wanna b
, abc news, johannesburg. >> alex, thank you. >>> president obama called himself one of the countless millions who drew inspiration from nelson mandela. he ordered flags at the white house and across the country to be lowered to half staff. karen travers has reaction from around the world. ♪ >> reporter: outside of the home where nelson mandela died, they sang in memory and mourning. >> great fighter, strong man. >> reporter: south africa's president delivered the long dreaded news. >> our nation has lost its greatest son. our people have lost their father. >> reporter: president obama praised the man he called a personal inspiration. >> we've lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. >> reporter: that sense of historical loss ranged from royalty. >> extremely sad and tragic news. we are reminded what an extraordinary and inspiring man nelson mandela was. >> reporter: to regular people. >> is there a man who has more people aware of what he has contributed? >> reporter:. >> reporter: as a young ma
our very thanks, tree here. sonny the elf sitting there. sunny obama. i heard the white house dog made famous yesterday. take a look at this. >> oh. >> that is 2-year-old ashley gardner at the white house as the first lady was doing the military family decorating party. sunny year and a half old pup got excited and knocked young ashley over. pastry chefs in shock. this is ashton's father, never worried. not a worry of fear in that man's eyes. the apology begins quickly. the dog says sorry. mrs. obama says, don't worry, you and your family will never pay taxes. we'll have more from the orange room in a bit. good to be back, guys. >> there has just been a lawsuit filed in that story. >> you think she's so cute. >> good to have you back. >>> coming up, production on the next "fast & furious" shut down indefinitely as former cast mates release an online tribute to the fallen star. >>> back on skis, exclusive videos. lindsay vonn returning to the slopes a couple weeks after yet [ female announcer ] dove invited women to test their body washes with paper that reacts like skin. if others can
. he also had 27 rounds of am nation in his house along with newspaper clippings. his bail is set at half a million dollars. >>> president obama wants to sell the botched healthcare plan. he says the healthcare site is now working trying to convince young people to sign up. doug luzader is live with the latest. >> there is continual worry at the white house that young people are going to avoid the web site like the plague because there are delays and concerns about security of personal data. he continued the blitz urging to have care without coverage. the premiums will help offset the risk of older and sicker consumers. >> i understand why people would be resistant to people going on a web site which wasn't working right. for the vast majority of people is it is working well. my advice is go check it out for yourself. >> young adults are deeply skeptical of obamacare. majority of 18 to 29-year-olds oppose it. widespread opposition was to be expected. >> he's standing out there alone in the wind as this whole thing, obamacare collapses around him. he did not do what fdr and lbj did
, the example that he set for all of humanity lives on. >> reporter: the white house has said that president obama will travel to south africa next week, to take part in mandala's memorial services. and it's a sign of mandala's importance as a world leader that mr. obama will be joined by former presidents george w. bush and bill clinton and their wives. anthony, venita? >> bill plante at the white house this morning. >>> the world remembers nelson mandela as a fighter for justice and a great national leader. but mandala also understood the rich power of music. in tonight's 48-hour special, "nelson mandela: father of a nation" jazz legend and cbs contributor, went wibtynton marsalis shows how music became an instrument of social change in south africa. ♪ ♪ >> nelson mandela's life-long fight for freedom in south africa had a secret weapon -- music. ♪ ♪ >> one of the masters of that music, and a man who knew nelson mandela is legendary horn man, hugh masekela. we got together to remember mandala and the music that propelled a people's revolution. ♪ ♪ >> the st
at this hour, on the record right now, president obama is wrapping up remarks about israel during a time of tension over iran. these are some live pictures. the president literally just wrapping up. more from the white house. >>> and the budget breakthrough, a rare bipartisan plan is in the works right now. i'll ask a gop congresswoman if they'll make deadline day. >>> there will be a lot of friendships made and other kids will have a friend to play with. >> and the buddy bench. one second-grader's idea to solve loneliness is today's big idea. a lot to get to. >>> we start this hour with the release of 85-year-old american veteran merrill newman. newman arrived at san francisco international airport about two hours ago to applause. he was holding his wife's hand. the north korean government released newman late last night. they'd been holding him in the country since october. as you might imagine, newman says he is thrilled to be home. >> it's been a great homecoming. and i'm tired but ready to be with my family now. thank you all for the support we got and very much appreciate it. >> no
is on the defensive and more campaign-style events are needed to resell obama care. the next big test comes in two weeks when a crush of consumers is expected to try to enroll for insurance by january 1st. major garrett, cbs news, the white house. >>> and now to the first gun control legislation since last year's gus massacre at a connecticut elementary school. the house passed a bill extending legislation that prohibits firearms that can evade metal detecters and x-ray machines, plastic guns. susan mcginnis is in washington with more on the undetectable firearms act. good morning, susan. >> good morning, anne-marie. now, the current law expires on monday and it bans plastic firearms. this law has been around since 1988 and it's always been extended very easily, but this time some lawmakers are looking for some changes to deal with new technology like 3-d printers, which makes manufacturing these plastic guns very easy. >> those in favor say aye. >> aye. >> those opposed, no. >> no. >> reporter: with only a voice vote, the house passed the resolution undetectable firearms act for more than ten yea
of his hands. president obama fought to keep his blackberry when he got to the white house. now another reason he won't be switching to the iphone. >>> plus this -- >> we're going to see our milk prices double. and that means that that price is going to have to be passed on to the consumer. >> shoppers be warned, keeping milk in your fridge may soon cost you double. if congress doesn't get its act together. second hour of "newsroom" starts now. good morning. i'm carol costello. thank you so much for join iing me. gdp came in at 4.63%, much higher than expected but it may not be as strong as some had hoped. good morning. >> good morning, carol. two good economic reports, 2.63% growth in the third quarter driven in large part because companies were stocking their shelves, getting ready for holiday sales. 3.46% is the best we've seen in a year and a half and stronger than people expected. jobless claims report has slowed dramatically. it might have been distorted a little bit by thanksgiving, economists are telling me this morning. it's two upbeat economic reports. why are stocks not happy
. officials say there were 60 crashes. at least one person was killed. >>> president obama just minutes away from leaving the white house for a trip from south africa. he is one of four presidents expected to attend the memorial for nelson mandela. nearly 90 world leaders are scheduled to attend. hundreds left flowers and letters at the home where mandela has died. a south clone sheriff is refusing to do so. peckens county sheriff says flags should be lowered only for americans who sacrificed for their country. >>> stunning images out of brrksz soccer fans rioted in the stands on sunday. it shut down play for more than an hour after a key contest for two reserval brazilian teams. this is raising further questions ahead of the world cup there were concerns of fan violence, amazingly when four people were injured in all that of that chaos. >> you will probably recall the adventure 127 hours. he is expected in court this afternoon on domestic violence charges. he faces one count of assault and one count of wrongs to meerns. he was arrested in a woman's home. she has been arrested on the same ch
with the cleaning power of crest. crest + scope. life opens up when you do. . >> barak obama won the presidency by appealing to one age group, young voters, especially new voters who never cast a ballot before. they turned out in force to send him to the white house. he won 66% from 18 to between-year-old voters compared to 32% for john mccain. it was down in 2012. still an overwhelming majority, far above the 37% mitt raleighny got from the same age group. this constituency has been a key part of the coalition that put barak obama in ofrls. it wasn't surprising when it came time to discuss his legacy and the challenges he has been facing. president obama did it before an audient of college students. msnbc's own chris matthews at american university in washington. voting itself, specifically the efforts under way in republican-controlled states to make it harder to vote. chris asked the president what he asked to do to stop the suppression. >> early next year, we're going to put forward what we know will be a bipartisan effort or a bipartisan proposal to encourage people to vote. you can't say
reach out to cruz's office. they point out you can find hateful stuff on the white house's website as well, one writing mandela was a well-mannered demon in the flesh. cruz's comments got more likes on his page than obama's got on that page. is this something we should even be paying attention to? or is this just the bathroom wall of the internet? >> frankly, we shouldn't be paying attention to it. let's hold ted cruz, let's hold people on facebook and twitter accountable for what they say, not for what followers say. also, keep in mind they're not all friends. some may be enemies. look, you tweet, we all tweet. you can tweet the earth is round and get hateful trolls saying terrible things. so this is -- >> no, no, i'm not implying any way ted cruz is responsible at all for what people write on his facebook page. i think what's interesting about it, if anything, is the fact that these are conservatives upset with ted cruz and that doesn't happen. >> how do you know they're conservatives? maybe they are liberals pretending to be conservative. you don't know. on twitter and facebook?
about and, frankly, that we have all had discussions with, with others in his white house. but, frankly, is he not listening. >> let me ask you another question, leader cantor. we also want to get your thoughts on this. what the obama administration is calling enrollment surge. pleased that 25,000 people signed up for obamacare in the first 48 hours. you balance that against the fact that overall 5.6 million have had their insurance cancelled. but, anyway, they are at least pleased with the 29,000. >> you know, the administration likes to say that they are transparent. but what does 29,000 enrollees really mean. we don't know. >> even if they were enrollees start to finish and all paid up for the insurance company, is that a good number. >> again, i would say we don't know, yet. we don't know. we have had testimony in congress on capitol hill saying that the backup of this program is not working. >> is it finished? do you know if it's even finished? i hear reports it's not finished. >> we don't know. now we are hearing reports of some temporary payment plans to insurance companies. imag
the beijing sea. >>> the obama administration says it is prepared to allow iran to engage in a limited nuclear enrichment program. but that applies only to the nation's peaceful energy needs. in a statement released tuesday, the white house says it will negotiate with tehran as long as it holds up its end of the agreement to curtail its nuclear capabilities under tight oversight. this is the first time the u.s. has explicitly said that iran has the right to enrich. >>> yasser arafat was not the victim of poisoning according to tests by french forensic scientists. that contradicts a report. they found he was killed by radioactive polonium. >> this will not put the conspiracy theorys to rest. >>> eight minutes after the hour. coming up, a celebrity chef in a heated courtroom battle. did two sisters steal millions from thnigella lawson? we're live in london. >>> an incredible rescue. a man trapped for days underwater. >> this sais an amazing video. tweet us the "early start" rhyme if you rhyme with jacoby ellsbury. #morningrhy #morningrhyme. tap of my geico app. oh, that's so cool. well, i would
stories we're looking at today, president obama will try to sell the american public on the relaunch of its troubled health care program. the president will speak at the white house at 2:30 eastern. as of monday evening, the revamped healthcare.gov website has handled around 750,000 visitors, close to the site's daily capacity and processed 18,000 enrollments, nearly double the previous record. "the washington post" reports around a third of the people who signed up contained errors generated by the computer system. >>> and the house and senate negotiates are reportedly trying to finalize a small scale deal to replace requested cuts in the next two years. politico says under plans being discussed the discretionary spending would be set in the $1 trillion range for fiscal 2014, up slightly from the 967 billion in the budget control act, but less than the senate democrats want. talks could still collapse. house speaker john boehner is expected to pass a bill next week to fund the government if no budget deal is reached. >>> bp wins appeals over the 2010 gulf oil spill. the appeals pane
with the latest in the next half hour. >>> in washington news, the white house says it has met the self-imposed goal for healthcare.gov. an obama adviser says the five-week emergency, quote, tech surge has doubled the capacity of the online portal. the site can handle 50,000 simultaneous users. but experts say major challenges remain. we'll talk to former hhs secretary michael leavitt in the next half hour. >>> amazon testing delivering packages using drones. could deliver packages that weigh up to 5 pounds, that represents 86% of packages amazon delivers. ceo jeff besos making the announcement on "60 minutes" last night. >> that's the earliest we could get the rules from the faa. my guess is that's probably a little optimistic. but could it be four, five years. >> amazon, the fellow online retailers had a lot on the line today, it's cyber monday, jon fortt joins us onset. your opinion on the drone story? >> well, i think it's possible to do. i worry that pranksters with -- >> my son showed me this. there's a guy that put a submachine gun on the helicopters and used it to destroy a car.
. >>> president obama has also announced a new initiative in the battle against aids. the announcement made at a white house event yesterday marking world aids day. the president is redirecting $100 million into a project to find aids therapies. >>> topping the health headlines, researchers now link migraines to chemicals found in common household products. that chemical, bpa, is found in plastic ware and food packaging. it may cause a hormonal response and cause debilitating headaches. tests on rats show high levels increase sensitivity to light, sound and other migraine symptoms. researchers are calling for human studies. >>> also making health headlines this morning, dispelling the myth that you can be fat and still fit. studies show that living an active lifestyle mitigated any potential health risks of being overweight. canadian researchers now say it is not true. eight studies of more than 60,000 people concluded that regardless of fitness level, everyone who is overweight has an elevated risk of heart disease and early death. >>> an unsolved mystery has been unraveling in australia.
of vermont will talk about the obama administration policies on human rights as well as future congressional action. while we wait for the start of the house hearing on the federal energy regulatory commission's role and authority, show you a portion of the defense department briefing from yesterday with remarks from defense secretary chuck hagel and joint chiefs chair general martin dempsey on pentagon spending cuts. >> all these decisions will not only result in a smaller and flatter osd but one that i believe will be better prepared for serious and complex 21st century security challenges that we face as a department and as a nation. and is constrained budget environment, we will continue to look for ways to reduce overhead, improve efficiency and maximize combat power. but we must do so in a deliberate manner after careful consideration of how best to ensure this department is able to carry out its mission of defending the nation. most of the reduction in osd staff that i've announce today will occur through process of natural attrition in order to minimize the impact on workforce. if th
done on capitol hill? it is divided government. you have the senate run by democrats, the house run right -- the house run by republicans. leadership for a longtime hasn't really been able to completely control their members. there is a lot of opposition to president obama, which does not make compromise easy. we are at a unique time in where no one is able to get along or agree on any of the big things. would make is a lot of republicans say they don't think that the measure should be bills passed in terms of whether congress is productive. are trying to fight the battle on the health-care law and are being more of. host: >> the nationa national councile legislatures held its fall forum in washington, d.c. last week. former republican presidential candidate jon huntsman and democratic senator evan bayh talked about bipartisanship in politics. they are the co-chairs of no labels, national organization that works with members of congress from both political parties to solve problems. >> good afternoon. i am senator richard devlin from oregon come and i serve serve ae chair of the in
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